The Blue Crab in North Carolina
North Carolina State 

Postlarval or 
Megalopal Stage Blue Crab

The Blue Crab in NC HomepageGeneral Information PageLife History of the Blue Crab Fishery Simulations Research Lesson Plans Other Resources, including Library and Internet Resources

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Other Resources

Blue Crab Websites

Blue Crab Ecology , Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Contains information on stock enhancement, migration, reproduction, mortality, and habitat partitioning.

The Blue Crab, Virginia Institute of Marine Science: Contains general Information, recipes

Blue Crabs in the Chesapeake, Maryland Sea Grant: General info, lessons, research

Blue Crab Home Page: Info on the blue crab of Louisiana including regulations, culture, recreational crabbing

Blue Crab Archives: Links to science & learning as well as industry & trade

Blue Crab, The Chesapeake Bay Program: Life Cycle, terms quizzes

The Blue Crab in Deleware, Maryland: General info, recipes, how to catch blue crabs

Sea Science Blue Crabs, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources: Life Cycle, mating, growth, abundance, predators, conservation

Texas Crabs, Texas Parks and Wildlife: General Info, catching, cleaning, eating

Teacher Resources

Chessie: Lessons on coastal and marine plants and animals of the Chesapeake Bay

Virtual Marine Education Center, Virginia Institute of Marine Science: K-12 Education

Mid Atlantic Marine Educators Association

Bridge, Virginia institute of Marine Science: Ocean Science information and lessons The Blue Crab Online Resource, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Contains general information and educational links. This site is a perfect introduction for those with limited knowledge of blue crabs. **This site contains great PHOTOS of blue crabs at all life stages.